Benefits of Compression Socks
Compression socks are most often prescribed after a venous procedure, such as sclerotherapy, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Endovenous Radiofrequency Vein Ablation (EVRF), vein removal, or VenaSeal™ vein closure.
Boost circulation in your legs and support veins. Sometimes, gravity and poor circulation lead to your veins struggling to return blood to your heart. This puts undue pressure on the vessels in your legs, which can lead to venous insufficiency. Compression stockings minimize this.
Diminish swelling in the legs. This can be caused by many things, like sitting for too long, standing for too long, medications, DVT, poor lymphatic drainage, and more. Compression socks increase the pressure on the leg tissues, which in turn increases fluid absorption by the capillaries and lymph vessels. Swelling is diminished and the overall health of your legs improves.
Prevent sudden changes in blood pressure, such as when standing from a seated or lying position. This helps prevent falls, lightheadedness, dizziness, or balance issues.
Prevent DVT and venous ulcers, which can lead to greater health problems. Poor wound healing is a serious concern if left untreated, with complications like infection, cellulitis, gangrene, and eventually amputation. DVT is a serious condition where blood clots form deep in the legs. It can become fatal if the clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs or heart.
Reduce pain caused by varicose veins, which are twisted, bulging, enlarged veins caused by valve damage within the vein. Compression socks reduce pain caused by varicose veins by helping the valves function properly so blood flow back to the heart is unobstructed.